Archinect - News 2014-07-23T10:02:38-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/104808602/editor-s-picks-377 Editor's Picks #377 Nam Henderson 2014-07-22T20:36:00-04:00 >2014-07-22T20:37:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bb/bb3v8f22tbh0xxpi.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>New to Archinect, <a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>&nbsp;penned an essay, titled <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/103867146/material-witness-insanity-in-the-walls-of-true-detective-and-twin-peaks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Material Witness: Insanity in the walls of '"True Detective" and "Twin Peaks"</a>.</p><p><strong>&nbsp;Olaf Design Ninja_ </strong>&nbsp;offered a complement "<em>A good visceral read like a true detective watch...This would almost suggest the inert quality of this line between sanity and insanity material be abandonment. Been working on a large abandoned hospital to rental project for a few years now and&hellip;</em>"</p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;snagged an <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/103938664/art-architecture-an-interview-with-lagos-documentary-filmmaker-bregtje-van-der-haak" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">interview with Lagos documentary filmmaker Bregtje van der Haak</a>.<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wz/wz48ducf7sauw63k.jpg"></p><p>R.I.P. <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104327447/randall-stout-architect-of-innovative-environmental-designs-dies-at-56" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Randall Stout</a>, who has died at 56</p><p>Tim Fernholz looked at how retail/consumer giants,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104326642/wait-you-can-trademark-the-layout-of-a-store" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">trademark their retail layouts</a>.&nbsp;<strong>raj</strong> wanted some clarification "<em>This is just a crazy thing....Who owns the copyright? AIA docs says the Architect. Did they sell that?</em>"</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/alex" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alexander Walter</a>&nbsp;noted Martino Stierli has been <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104243719/martino-stierli-named-new-moma-architecture-and-design-curator" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">named the new chief curator of MoMA Architecture and Design</a>.&nbsp;<strong>darkman</strong> was disappointed "<em>Another European academic. Shocking choice, Lowry</em>".&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/blog/real-estate/2014/07/architecture-review-abominable-7-eleven-disfigures.html?page=all" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Baltimore Business Journal</a> ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104708117/us-museums-provide-emergency-support-for-syria US museums provide emergency support for Syria Alexander Walter 2014-07-21T13:18:00-04:00 >2014-07-21T13:19:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9f/9f0802ba47b7c1650f43d989271f2a8d.jpg" width="484" height="324" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>US museums are teaming up with the Syrian Interim Government&rsquo;s Heritage Task Force to help protect Syrian museum collections and stem the loss of cultural heritage amid the country&rsquo;s ongoing civil war. Late last month, experts from the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, and the Pennsylvania Museum&rsquo;s Penn Cultural Heritage Center quietly organised a three-day training session for curators, heritage experts and civilians in an undisclosed location outside of Syria.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/104707313/an-urbanist-s-guide-to-istanbul-we-live-in-a-giant-construction-site An urbanist's guide to Istanbul: ‘We live in a giant construction site’ Alexander Walter 2014-07-21T13:08:00-04:00 >2014-07-21T13:12:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ef/ef749ea030bfdce68e593a27f3269dbd.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Istanbul is the city of transformation and contradiction. As an urbanist, I am trying to keep record and make sense of this transformation and am especially interested in its winners and losers. At the moment we live in a giant construction site, where skyscrapers, mega projects and urban renewal projects are taking place all around. There is a gold rush to real-estate development.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/104641522/the-chromatic-feats The chromatic feats... Nam Henderson 2014-07-21T12:00:00-04:00 >2014-07-21T12:21:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hc/hclrjjdhws4mqx1m.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Some obvious reasons are deducible from the graphic elegance of his structures and their seductive saturated &ldquo;Mexican&rdquo; colors. Perhaps, though, new generations are also drawn by instinct to the deep humanism expressed in the work of this undervalued genius, a man who cited as his personal pole stars ideals like amazement, enchantment, serenity, silence and intimacy.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Back in June, Guy Trebay penned a essay '<em>Finding Mexico City, and Luis Barrag&aacute;n, Again</em>'. Therein, he relates how after a long absence from Mexico City, he was inspired to rediscover both the city and the houses of the great Mexican architect.</p><p>He also draws attention to the fact that many of these houses lack official landmark protection, including&nbsp;two of the most important, which are leaving the possession of the families that commissioned them.</p><p>Previously Archinect new items on Barrag&aacute;n;&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/85753170/luis-barrag-n-homage-tweaks-vitra-the-copyright-owners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/3844/the-house-and-studio-of-luis-barrag-n-is-now-inscribed-in-unesco-s-world-heritage-list" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104337959/rome-home-of-the-tod-s-colosseum-fendi-fountain-and-the-spanish-bulgari-steps Rome, home of the Tod’s Colosseum, Fendi Fountain and the Spanish "Bulgari" Steps Archinect 2014-07-16T18:09:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T18:23:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1c/1c4debe92c361445618a031dcd7884bd.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The practice of using corporate largess to finance restoration projects for public antiquities was once fairly rare here. But with the nation struggling with a stagnant economy and crushing public debt &mdash; Rome is flirting off and on with bankruptcy &mdash; politicians are now looking to private companies and international sources to help preserve Italy&rsquo;s cultural heritage.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/104329059/edifice-complex-architecture-leaps-from-commodity-to-collectible Edifice Complex: Architecture Leaps From Commodity to Collectible Alexander Walter 2014-07-16T15:20:00-04:00 >2014-07-22T19:17:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gb/gbhjiub45b1qwlhw.jpg" width="514" height="322" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[...] the Crystal Bridges acquisition reflects an increasingly popular attitude toward architecturally significant homes among private collectors. Such buyers now see that historic homes can be collected, preserved, and appreciated much like fine art.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/104168976/don-t-like-your-neighbors-house-sue-them Don’t Like Your Neighbors’ House? Sue Them. Alexander Walter 2014-07-14T13:32:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T17:14:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dd/dd9232d555ba545240f2988dd3502b50.jpg" width="514" height="307" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Words like &lsquo;holocaust&rsquo; have been used in reference to the idea that our house could inspire a rash of tear-downs which could then be replaced with modern homes. I designed my house specifically within the design guidelines of this historic district and to be compatible, a good neighbor. But the term &lsquo;modernism&rsquo; just clicks a switch in people&rsquo;s brain and they can&rsquo;t see the house for what it is.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/99374118/architect-fights-for-his-home" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architect Fights for His Home</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/103264159/editor-s-picks-374 Editor's Picks #374 Nam Henderson 2014-07-02T19:47:00-04:00 >2014-07-07T17:05:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z5/z51wh4g9c8r9dydi.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;penned a review - <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/102872267/the-trouble-with-a-bird-s-eye-view-la-forum-s-exhibition-looks-at-los-angeles-from-afar" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Trouble with a Bird&rsquo;s Eye View</a>.&nbsp;The piece dissects a summer exhibition of the <a href="http://laforum.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Design</a>. He concludes the pairing of aerial photographs by Los Angeles-based <a href="http://www.lanebarden.com/en/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lane Barden</a> with a geo-mapping project by the German-American duo <a href="http://benedikt-gross.de/log/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Benedikt Gro&szlig;</a> and <a href="http://jk-lee.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Joseph K. Lee</a>, is proof that &nbsp;"<em>For Barden, Gro&szlig; and Lee, the position and involvement of humans in a greater ecology is only clear from high above</em>".</p><p><strong>citizen</strong> shared <em>"This reminds me of that story of the 1933 CIAM meeting. &nbsp;Participants compared scale plan/maps of major cities around the world. &nbsp;Neutra's graphic of LA covered a wall and then some</em>".</p><p>Plus, for the fifth edition of <strong>Cutting Room</strong>,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia</a> interviewed <a href="http://www.mehruss.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mehruss Jon Ahi</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/102327403/cutting-room-interiors-takes-classic-films-back-to-the-drawing-board#" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> and </a><a href="http://www.armenkaraoghlanian.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Armen Karaoghlanian</a>,<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/102327403/cutting-room-interiors-takes-classic-films-back-to-the-drawing-board#" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> the architect and filmmaker behind </a><a href="http://intjournal.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interiors</a>.&nbsp;The project is a journal in which the authors reconstruct sections taken from famous scenes in classic films.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/22610164/eric-chavkin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eric Chavkin</a>&nbsp;suggested "<em>The interest for me is not the reproduction of arch...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/103117907/pbs-premiere-of-time-scanners-brings-3d-digital-preservation-technology-to-a-wider-audience PBS' premiere of "Time Scanners" brings 3D digital preservation technology to a wider audience Justine Testado 2014-07-01T13:53:00-04:00 >2014-07-01T23:58:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aq/aq15ad5gtt90dtui.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://www.pbs.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PBS</a> taps into the growing presence of 3D digital preservation on their new show, <em>Time Scanners</em>, which will premiere its first episode tonight at 8 p.m. ET. The three-part series will peruse the ancient iconic sites of the Egyptian Pyramids, St. Paul&rsquo;s Cathedral in London, and the city of Petra in Jordan through the use of 3D laser-scanning technology.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t1/t1om4fhdkktlea1u.jpg"></p><p>Hosted by Dallas Campbell, each episode will follow Steve Burrows&nbsp;&mdash; the notable structural engineer known for working on the Bird's Nest Stadium at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics&nbsp;&mdash; and his team of investigators as they discover each landmark's physical and forensic history and scientific secrets.</p><p>Below are summaries of each episode:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lp/lpb1svzdvwgxqf01.jpg"></p><p><strong>July 1, <em>Egyptian Pyramids</em>: </strong>"The team travels to Egypt to scan the pyramids to find out how the necropoles evolved from simple mud-brick structures to the most impressive buildings in the ancient world. They use their laser technology to scan Djoser&rsquo;s Step Pyramid at Saqqara, Meidum&rsquo;s collapsed pyramid, the m...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/102127180/editor-s-picks-372 Editor's Picks #372 Nam Henderson 2014-06-18T18:54:00-04:00 >2014-06-30T11:34:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6d/6d3bb8jckzi0r7o1.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;Editorial Manager for Archinect, talked with director <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/101642075/this-incredible-derogatory-racialized-way-people-talk-about-the-space-director-kelly-anderson-s-cutting-room-interview-on-gentrification-and-activism-in-her-doc-my-brooklyn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kelly Anderson about her documentary "My Brooklyn"</a>&nbsp;and the &ldquo;incredible, derogatory, racialized way people talk about the space". The film &nbsp;will air multiple times as part of <a href="http://worldchannel.org/programs/america-reframed/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PBS World's America ReFramed series</a>, starting Tuesday, June 19, at 8pm (EST).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2t/2tamcejadj25vg7j.jpg"></p><p>Plus, the eighteenth edition <strong>Screen/Print</strong> featured an excerpt from&nbsp;<a href="http://www.arch.uic.edu/faculty/dejong.php" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Judith K. De Jong</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/101180316/screen-print-18-new-suburbanisms-by-judith-k-de-jong" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&rsquo;s new book, </a><a href="http://www.amazon.com/New-SubUrbanisms-Judith-De-Jong/dp/0415642175" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New SubUrbanisms</a>, which touched on <strong>Flattening: Formal and Spatial Practices</strong>.</p><p><strong>citizen</strong> complained "<em>The author seems to proclaim as breaking news the complex connectivity of central &amp; peripheral parts of metropolitan regions...This isn't new...others have been working for decades now with the premise of a metropolitan system in which the urban/suburban binary is less and less meaningful</em>".<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>Archinect discussed Fran&ccedil;ois Roche claim that Rem's Venice Biennale (is) "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/101567226/fran-ois-roche-considers-rem-s-venice-biennale-obscene" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Obscene</a>".&nbsp;<strong>boy in a well</strong> responded "I<em>s the Biennale a good place for a soap box because the event is organi...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/101167412/letting-a-mighty-nave-breathe-in-full-view-of-a-neighborhood Letting a Mighty Nave Breathe, in Full View of a Neighborhood Alexander Walter 2014-06-05T13:36:00-04:00 >2014-06-10T19:30:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1e/1e8ec1d4f6b2c0fa6867ed7af0f4ced5.jpg" width="514" height="324" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Workers are digging the foundation for a twin-towered apartment building that will obscure the great flying buttresses and stained-glass windows of the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in Morningside Heights. Preservationists, neighbors and architects are justly up in arms. [...] Even the developer laments how the approval process for new buildings in New York spews out too many projects that nobody really likes.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/101164993/as-myanmar-modernizes-architectural-gems-are-endangered As Myanmar Modernizes, Architectural Gems Are Endangered Alexander Walter 2014-06-05T13:01:00-04:00 >2014-06-10T19:31:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/85/85f3badea6fd38ebe93dc36583440db0.jpg" width="514" height="316" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Decades of socialism and military rule kept Myanmar &mdash; or Burma, as it was known &mdash; poor and isolated. There was one upside, though. The economy was so lousy, there was no drive to demolish the big British colonial buildings in Yangon, Myanmar's largest city, and replace them with the glass and steel towers that now define much of the skylines in East Asia. [...] remarkable architectural heritage, which has come into the cross hairs of developers trying to cash in on rising land prices.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/100054089/how-legacy-architecture-shapes-our-experience-of-place How Legacy Architecture Shapes Our Experience of Place Alexander Walter 2014-05-19T13:17:00-04:00 >2014-05-19T13:19:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ae/ae0c8b6c1941dbca78a73cfc257310ce.jpg" width="514" height="377" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I have been trying trying to understand what makes historic places special to so many of us. Part of it is that they are relatively rare in the United States, I guess. For several decades our newer everyday architecture &ndash; our subdivisions, strip malls, office buildings &ndash; has been simultaneously bland and deadening in its consistency. [...] But I also think there may be something deeper going on. We gravitate to older places because they ground us in space and time.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/99881734/a-renaissance-for-bauhaus-as-germany-grapples-with-its-past A renaissance for Bauhaus as Germany grapples with its past Alexander Walter 2014-05-16T13:56:00-04:00 >2014-05-19T21:59:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/27/2712d012c58aa9e0ec60894a99112bdd.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The most striking Bauhaus designs, such as Marcel Breuer's tubular steel chair or the Wagenfeld table lamp, have been endlessly copied and mass produced. But the architecture of the design school has left a more complicated legacy in Germany. [...] reopens two of the art school's most significant houses on Friday, almost 70 years after they were bombed, the move is sure to reignite the old debate about what to do with historic buildings damaged during the second world war.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/99726458/insite-by-luftwerk-turns-mies-farnsworth-house-inside-out-with-light-and-sound INsite by Luftwerk turns Mies' Farnsworth House inside-out with light and sound Justine Testado 2014-05-15T13:23:00-04:00 >2014-05-23T00:00:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ei/ei43mwneapu7ja1o.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Whether you're a diehard Miesian fan or could care less about the modernist architecture canon, we've heard of ol' Farnsworth time and time again since its completion in 1951 in Plano, Illinois. But Chicago-based artists Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero of <a href="http://luftwerk.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Luftwerk</a> want the public to see the historic Farnsworth House in a whole new light &mdash;&nbsp;literally &mdash;&nbsp;with their digital installation project called INsite.<br><br>INsite highlights the house's characteristic clean lines through site-specific digital video projections and original music compositions, thus rendering it into a new structure of light, sound, and space. In addition to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98957852/should-it-stay-or-should-it-go-preservationists-weigh-options-to-protect-farnsworth-house-from-flooding-damage" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recent preservation efforts</a> to protect the Farnsworth from more floodwater damage in the future, INsite could help revive public interest&nbsp;in an eye-catching way that is suitable for these tech-friendly times.<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/un/un2xoqib6hzb5sl8.jpg"></p><p>Illuminating modern architecture landmarks is nothing new for Gallero and Bachmaier, who have collaborated with video designer and programmer&nbsp;<a href="http://liviu.stoptime341.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Liviu Pasare</a>&nbsp;and co...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/99374118/architect-fights-for-his-home Architect Fights for His Home Center for Ants 2014-05-07T18:37:00-04:00 >2014-05-14T13:40:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/48/48eeedwbb3wc72hy.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Lewis Mumford wrote that, in a city, &ldquo;time becomes visible.&rdquo; Not, it would appear, in Raleigh, North Carolina, where a city board has just decided that a rather discreet and understated modern house might need to be torn down because it damages the ambience of a historic district, which is to say it destroys the illusion that the neighborhood is a place in which time has stopped.</p></em><br /><br /><p>A battle of bureaucracy and "historic preservation" is playing out in a Raleigh, NC neighborhood. Louis Cherry, FAIA, is building his own home in the Oakwood neighborhood of Raleigh. After having received approval for his design by relevant city agencies, including the Raleigh Historic Development Commission who oversees the Oakwood Historic District, construction proceeded in the vacant lot Cherry purchased. Gail Wiesner, his neighbor, has since led a charge to halt its construction filing an appeal with the local Board of Adjustment, who oversee procedure of local public agencies. Voting 3-2, the board found that the RHDC's decision had &ldquo;no rational basis&rdquo; and the Building Permit was rescinded.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/99331236/editor-s-picks-366 Editor's Picks #366 Nam Henderson 2014-05-07T11:27:00-04:00 >2014-05-07T21:16:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ul/ul8ko4e0ndiunu15.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The latest edition of <strong>Showcase</strong>&nbsp;features the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/98960895/showcase-fall-house-by-fougeron-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fall House on Big Sur&rsquo;s south coast, designed by Fougeron Architecture</a>.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zg/zgir840i3rmrkynw.jpg"></p><p><strong>SeriousQuestion</strong> felt it was a "<em>Spectacular project-- there's obviously a lot more glass here, but there are nice nods at Lautner and Sea Ranch. &nbsp;Makes me miss California. &nbsp;I do wonder how much it costs to insure this place, though</em>". &nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v8/v8wn86u6js7v7he0.jpg"></p><p><strong>News</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l4/l4tvoi2nmpiocouw.jpg"></p><p>FastCoExist called readers attention to the news that NYC's Hudson Yards is being developed as <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98840693/world-s-largest-quantified-community-being-developed-in-nyc-s-hudson-yards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World&rsquo;s largest "quantified community"</a>. In response <a href="http://archinect.com/ryangriffin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ryan Griffin</a>&nbsp;suggested Archinectors should read Adam Greenfield pamphlet, "<em><a href="http://www.lulu.com/shop/adam-greenfield/against-the-smart-city/paperback/product-21300749.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Against the smart city</a></em>"&nbsp;the first installment of his forthcoming book The City is Here for You to Use.</p><p>Coincidentally, I&nbsp;just ordered and received my edition about a week ago..</p><p>Similarly, Adie Tomer and Rob Puentes wrote an editorial for Wired regarding the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98843122/here-s-the-right-way-to-build-the-futuristic-cities-of-our-dreams" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Right Way to Build the Futuristic Cities of Our Dreams</a>. Some readers complained about the buzzwordiness and corporate agendas behind the term, however <strong>curtkram</strong> repli...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98919263/editor-s-picks-365 Editor's Picks #365 Nam Henderson 2014-04-30T15:24:00-04:00 >2014-05-09T15:20:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vf/vfhvwp3ztnsdjokg.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>News</strong></p><p><br>&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98438242/inga-saffron-it-s-not-just-architecture-it-s-city-life-criticism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dave Heller spoke with Inga Saffron</a> about not just architecture but "<em>city life criticism</em>".&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/evanchakroff" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Evan Chakroff</a>&nbsp;asked for tips "<em>Has anyone compiled a good 'top ten' of her articles?</em>"</p><p><strong>&nbsp;Quondam</strong> replied "<em>Links to Saffron's articles appear almost weekly within ArchNewsNow's daily collection of worldwide architecture news. The articles themselves, however, may not have a broad audience appeal because they are, for the most part, very Philadelphia centric. What is significant though, is that a local newspaper still publishes the work of a critic that is so in tune</em>"...</p><p>Referring to the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98105950/out-of-shenzhen-catalog-1-of-the-los-angeles-biennale-of-architecture-urbanism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Catalog #1</a> of the Los Angeles Biennale of Architecture/Urbanism <a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a>&nbsp;warned interested buyers "<em>for now, the aim is first limited and numbered edition of 100</em>".</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9z/9zvm9u6vs1mbmpbr.jpg"><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98609130/the-folly-of-saving-what-you-kill" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The NYT published an editorial by John Freeman Gill</a>, which points out similarities between the fate of the Laing Stores (sometimes called the Bogardus Building) and the current FolkMoMA discourse/proposals.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/stevenward" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Ward</a>&nbsp;proposed a future PS1 competi...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98552348/has-manhattan-become-too-manhattanized Has Manhattan Become Too 'Manhattanized'? Alexander Walter 2014-04-23T13:29:00-04:00 >2014-04-23T13:33:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cf/cffa87754b8592134dbbd9c7da323c0a.jpg" width="450" height="300" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In a city where real estate values are as dizzying as the skyscrapers, the angst over Manhattan&rsquo;s changing profile and streetscape is becoming louder. The most recent outcry came over the demolition of a five-story building on West 57th Street, former home of Rizzoli Bookstore. [...] "There won't be anything left to love if we don't stop this kind of development," State Senator Liz Krueger said during a rally protesting the Rizzoli building's pending demolition.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/98438848/le-corbusier-s-chandigarh-vulgarized Le Corbusier's Chandigarh "vulgarized" Alexander Walter 2014-04-21T14:39:00-04:00 >2014-04-21T14:42:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dl/dly0idf2wyj0v40r.jpg" width="514" height="215" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[...] architectural historian William J R Curtis has set off the alarm bells by warning about the looming threat of destruction on Chandigarh's architectural heritage, terming the damage to buildings as "vulgarization" and "massacre." According to Curtis, there is a clear and present danger to the legacy of city creator Le Corbusier and that the restoration measures are needed to be taken now.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>Curtis believes that astronomical rise in land prices has posed the greatest threat to heritage in an increasingly materialistic society where there is a "price for everything and value of nothing."</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98436419/czech-communist-architecture-may-be-protected Czech Communist architecture may be protected Alexander Walter 2014-04-21T13:34:00-04:00 >2014-04-21T14:41:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4c/4cd267818e2b651bda5d75f18f7345f1.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The new commission for cultural heritage protection, an adviser to the Czech National Heritage Institute (NP&Uacute;) director, has recommended that the state start protecting relatively young works of architecture from the second half of the 20th century [...] &ldquo;Unlike the architecture of the interwar Czechoslovakia, the post-war architecture has been omitted by protection programs so far, also because its valuable pieces are more difficult to distinguish."</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/98041183/one-of-the-finest-examples-of-french-neoclassical-interior-architecture-in-the-united-states One of the finest examples of French Neoclassical interior architecture in the United States Nam Henderson 2014-04-14T18:17:00-04:00 >2014-04-14T19:28:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o6/o61xqeecnq5ccltf.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Neo-Classicism as a style made its real debut in the 1760s after several stillbirths...By the late 1770s, neo-Classicism had evolved into the graceful iteration we see in the Salon, and with its references to the classical world acquired a new and somewhat unanticipated meaning in the bargain:</p></em><br /><br /><p>David Netto examined what the restoration&nbsp;of a storied French neo-Classical salon reveals about polite society and high design. Spearheaded by curator&nbsp;Martin Chapman&nbsp;with&nbsp;help from Andrew Skurman Architects, the&nbsp;Louis XVI period room has been reinstalled.</p><p>For more information visit&nbsp;<a href="https://legionofhonor.famsf.org/legion/collections/european-decorative-art-sculpture/salon-dore" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Legion of Honor -&nbsp;</a><a href="https://legionofhonor.famsf.org/about/about-fine-arts-museums-san-francisco" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97027499/saudi-royal-family-could-pay-for-restoration-of-roman-monuments Saudi royal family could pay for restoration of Roman monuments Alexander Walter 2014-04-01T14:24:00-04:00 >2014-04-01T14:28:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5e/5e29dab095ea71038e84218f78c7b516.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A training barracks used by Roman gladiators and the 2,000-year-old mausoleum of the Emperor Augustus could be restored with money from the Saudi royal family, in the latest effort by Italy to secure funding for its crumbling cultural heritage. In a deal brokered by Ignazio Marino, the mayor of Rome, the Saudi royals are to provide millions of euros to pay for the restoration of some of the capital's neglected monuments.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/96045569/greece-protests-over-government-plans-to-sell-off-historic-national-buildings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Greece protests over government plans to sell off historic national buildings</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/94960111/church-school-and-power-plants-make-chicago-s-endangered-building-list Church, school and power plants make Chicago's endangered building list Alexander Walter 2014-03-05T14:08:00-05:00 >2014-03-05T14:10:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/31/319a5f4a14ed2eaf36c543a6363c70db.jpg" width="514" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A Catholic church, a theater and one of the nearly 50 schools closed by Chicago Public Schools last year are among the most endangered buildings in the city, a local preservation group said today. Preservation Chicago today released its Chicago 7 list, an annual collection of seven local, historic properties in danger of being lost to demolition or decay.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/94907060/lan-chosen-to-restructure-iconic-grand-palais-in-paris LAN chosen to restructure iconic Grand Palais in Paris Justine Testado 2014-03-04T21:48:00-05:00 >2014-03-10T21:02:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qg/qgvenand625crrnc.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The historic Grand Palais is due for a contemporary touch-up from French firm LAN, who recently won the competition to restructure and expand the monument...Looking beyond the museum's Beaux-Arts style, LAN highlights the museum's durability and flexibility in an effort to bring out the building's full potential.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Have a glimpse of LAN's winning proposal below:<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7b/7bej9uj529z2mgad.jpg"><br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b3/b3vqe6lewkkts5yq.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/iw/iwm1n98liqgt2h4f.jpg"><br><br><strong>Drawings:</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f2/f2w9u4o2safi8wge.jpg"><br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lu/lubyhj65w2ylfq1v.jpg"><br><br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h5/h5zj04jq2h6anaaj.jpg"><br><br>Find out more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/lan_chosen_to_restructure_iconic_grand_palais_in_paris/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/94497265/winners-of-modernism-in-america-awards-renew-value-of-modern-architecture Winners of Modernism in America Awards renew value of modern architecture Justine Testado 2014-02-27T14:05:00-05:00 >2014-03-03T21:07:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0b/0b0bom5ut6cqnurd.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Modernism in America Awards have announced this year's winners. The national awards program highlights the documentation, preservation and re-use of modern buildings, structures and landscapes in the U.S. or U.S. territory [...] One Award of Excellence was given in the categories Design, Advocacy, and Inventory/Survey. Five Citations of Merit were also awarded. Winners will receive their prizes during the Docomomo US National Symposium on March 13-15, 2014 in Houston, Texas.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>(Pictured above) Design Award of Excellence:</strong> <strong>Furnace Creek Visitor Center at Death Valley National Park</strong></p><p><strong>Advocacy Award of Excellence:</strong> <strong>Peavey Plaza&nbsp; </strong><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/25/25kq3j1mbfs6pklu.jpg"></p><p><strong>Survey Award of Excellence: Curating the City: Modern Architecture in L.A. Website&nbsp; </strong><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xw/xw3pcfre838l0z6j.jpg"></p><p><strong>Design Citation of Merit</strong>: <strong>The Arboretum (formerly the Garden Grove Community Church)&nbsp; </strong><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l7/l7sdahbzj48llqg6.jpg"></p><p><strong>Advocacy Citation of Merit: Miami Marine Stadium </strong><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u6/u6qsnyh78otczb0j.jpg"></p><p><strong>Design Citation of Merit: Stillman and Huvelle Houses, Litchfield, CT</strong><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y9/y98gik82c8lx7hmy.jpg"></p><p><strong>Design Citation of Merit: Trenton Bath House and Day Camp Pavilions&nbsp; </strong><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/08/084qijd9gem4rjcl.jpg"></p><p><strong>Survey Citation of Merit: North Carolina Modernist Houses, Inc. </strong><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a1/a1y8qot6yt1ftvu4.jpg"></p><p>Find more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/winners_of_modernism_in_america_awards_renew_value_of_modern_architecture/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/94269335/olympics-set-to-transform-rio-but-for-better-or-worse Olympics Set To Transform Rio — But For Better Or Worse? Alexander Walter 2014-02-24T14:19:00-05:00 >2014-03-03T21:01:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2e/2ea0de8a4113cebd741c4020d5db56ea.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Rio de Janeiro is set to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games and there are two starkly different visions of what that will mean for the "marvelous city," as it is known[...] "Instead of creating a space of conviviality, a space of shared culture, of community, of conversation, you are going to have this very isolated element where after 5 o'clock in the afternoon, it's going to be dead. You are creating banks, parking lots, Trump towers," Gaffney said. "It's been rezoned for 50-story buildings."</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously on Archinect:</p><ul><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/74774513/once-unsafe-rio-s-shantytowns-see-rapid-gentrification" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Once Unsafe, Rio's Shantytowns See Rapid Gentrification</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/71337150/olympic-displacement-atlanta-1996-to-rio-2016" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olympic Displacement: Atlanta 1996 to Rio 2016</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/40359586/before-olympics-it-s-demolition-derby" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Before Olympics It's Demolition Derby</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/93323418/modern-ruin-documents-the-rise-fall-and-revival-efforts-of-historic-new-york-state-pavilion "Modern Ruin" documents the rise, fall, and revival efforts of historic New York State Pavilion Justine Testado 2014-02-11T13:34:00-05:00 >2014-02-11T14:31:15-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c4/c4wbjuxbawjfqoyo.jpg" width="514" height="306" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>So continues the battle of saving neglected pavilions from their ultimate fate of destruction. <em>MODERN RUIN: A World's Fair Pavilion</em> by filmmaker and film educator <a href="http://aquarelapictures.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Matthew Silva</a> tells the eventful tale of Philip Johnson's New York State Pavilion in the last 50 years.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d6/d6ar91hf3re4kjoy.jpg"></p><p>The film starts with the pavilion's debut during the 1964-65 New York World's Fair, to its post-fair use in the '60s-'70s as a concert venue and roller-skating rink, followed by its gradual demise since then -- including efforts in recent years for the structure's preservation.<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s1/s1u2yd0f6khaqr0t.jpg"></p><p>Silva set up a <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2031153848/modern-ruin-a-worlds-fair-pavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a> to gain support for post-production of the film's final cut. At this point, the fund already surpassed its initial goal of $10,000 and now has 12 days left to reach its stretch goal of $30,000. The extra money will give Silva access to more archival material on the pavilion and will let him collaborate with other professional filmmakers to improve the film's production quality.</p><p>Featuring interviews from nearly two dozen ind...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/92844618/historic-status-won-t-protect-against-demolition "Historic Status" won't protect against demolition Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-02-04T14:45:00-05:00 >2014-02-10T19:53:23-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lz/lzuue8d07dwldi1u.jpg" width="514" height="729" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>What a National Register [of Historic Places] listing really means is a 20% federal tax credit for structural investing, along with any state tax incentives, but that's often not enough to make preservation a more appealing option over razing and starting over. [...] Listing on the National Register certainly gives something of an economic incentive for preservation, as well as a national profile for these sites [...] However, what historic sites ultimately need is sustainable funding.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/92256782/editor-s-picks-352 Editor's Picks #352 Nam Henderson 2014-01-28T00:14:00-05:00 >2014-01-28T15:09:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fh/fhqk7qum88b2hz5s.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>vado retro is moved to wonder "with the rash of notable building demolition that has and continues to occur, is there a checklist of what makes a building valuable enough not to demolish?...is it because buildings are more about image and visuals than spatial experience that we are willing to rid ourselves of award winning pieces of architecture/art?...maybe buildings don't really matter that much"</p></em><br /><br /><p>The latest edition of <strong>ShowCase</strong>: features <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/91683042/showcase-pocinho-rowing-high-performance-center-by-alvaro-andrade" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pocinho Rowing High Performance Center by Alvaro Andrade</a>.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wq/wqc7zyyal31u0mbc.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v0/v00m27hm9g9bkk35.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/pencil" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mohammad Hadi Ataei</a>&nbsp;really liked it commenting "<em>Great minimalist work</em>".</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Additionally,&nbsp;- Mike "The Poet" Sonksen, @<a href="https://twitter.com/MikethePoeTLA" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">mikethepoetLA</a>&nbsp;published&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/90301614/take-a-walk-mike-the-poet-on-l-a-s-grand-avenue" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Take a Walk: on L.A.'s Grand Avenue</a>.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/22610164/eric-chavkin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eric Chavkin</a>&nbsp;posted a critique "<em>As much as I like poetry I m dont read any poetry in this.Maybe because there are no poetic devices like metaphors or simile. Maybe because there isn't any 'poetic' mood or&nbsp; poetic structure in the form of presentation...I dont see much difference between&nbsp; this and straight descriptive reportage</em>".</p><p><strong>News</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yl/ylt9q2oa7ho7bjih.jpg"></p><p>Mark Lamster, architecture critic for The Dallas Morning News,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/91750680/modern-landmark-to-be-demolished-in-okc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">decried</a>&nbsp;the 3-2 vote, by Oklahoma City&rsquo;s Downtown Design Review Committee, green lighting destruction of the Stage Center aka Mummers Theater designed by the late John M. Johansen.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/40/4053mzv9zfc1ohp6.jpg"></p><p>He writes the building which "<em>will be replaced by a glassy office tower of no particular distinction... is the second major blow to a regional lan...</em></p>